Information Technology Specialist (INFOSEC)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Feb 23, 2021
Closes
Feb 27, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Office of The Chief Information Officer, IT Security Division, ISSO Section.

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Responsibilities

This position is located in the Office of the Chief Information Officer within the IT Security Group. The incumbent carries out a wide range of complex assignments to further the goals and objectives of the Library and works under the supervision of the group chief. The incumbent performs Information Systems Security Officer support, IT project planning and management, and IT research and analysis. The incumbent provides technical analysis and support, programming needs and the performance of associated tasks.

Manages the development of long-range plans for IT security of systems that anticipate, identify, evaluate, mitigate, and minimize risks associated with IT system vulnerabilities.

Provides authoritative guidance related to information system security planning and the coordination and development of specifications to meet security requirements. Develops and reviews systems security procedures and guidance for systems processing multiple applications that require differing and conflicting security controls, and that are typically accessed by a large distributed user community. Interprets IT security policy and implements corresponding security controls covering the management, operational, and technical aspects of a system's boundary.
This includes physical security, application and data security, system software security, contingency planning, compliance with personnel clearance procedures, security education and training, and contractor security.

Implements higher-level security requirements, such as those resulting from laws or regulations. Ensures the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of IT systems through full compliance with LCR 1920. Continually evaluates current systems security posture and monitors activities associated with IT security compliance. Manages the development of information system security plans and procedures, and ensuring that they are in compliance with federal laws, related NIST standards and agency IT security policies and directives.

Assists in preparing comprehensive reviews and evaluations of software and systems design or modification proposals for identifying possible security risks that should be considered during further systems design and programming. Assists in reviewing final software installation and system plans for additional security risks not identified during proposal stages and recommends work process changes and general design and programming techniques to alleviate potential security problems.

Investigates security incidents for cause and the most effective corrective actions. Monitors and evaluates changes that affect systems security.
Plans and manages complex IT projects involving interrelated disciplines and multiple stages of the systems development lifecycle. For example, manages IT projects for the office, and aligns the IT infrastructure with agency business requirements. Integrates systems analysis, software development, database administration, and customer support into the project plan.

Analyzes the development of information systems requirements and plans for systems integration. Evaluates the adequacy of change management by reviewing the configuration change process and policy. Develops and evaluates testing strategies, plans, or scenarios. Participates in milestone project reviews, and monitors project activities/resources to mitigate risk.

Evaluates agency's information system requirements, and ensures that agency information systems requirements are identified, including reviewing project estimates, schedules, and contingency plans. Assesses the overall project plan, budget, tasks descriptions, work breakdown schedule, and deliverables. Reviews project plans for systems analysis, software development, database administration, and customer support.

Reviews proposed policy, regulations, and procedural changes to determine impact on area of responsibility. In consultation with users and in consideration of existing problems, constraints, and potentially relevant developments in applications programming technology, recommends priority areas of emphasis for improvement of currents systems.

Reviewing and evaluating security policies, and identifying the need for change based on new security technologies or threats. Provides expert analysis and advice on complex program related information technology (IT) issues or problems where new analytical techniques must be developed to identify and evaluate findings. Based on operations and changing program requirements, identifies relevant issues. Collects relevant

Performs other duties as assigned.

The position description number for this position is 361216.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
14

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


No additional requirements to those listed above.

Qualifications

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to perform IT research and analysis.**

Knowledge of cybersecurity principles, methods, and tools.**

Ability to develop IT policies and guidelines.

Ability to apply project management methodologies and techniques to manage complex IT projects.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Education

Additional information

Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.

The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

A "Not to Exceed" (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants' experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent).

Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. The program does not accept certification from health care providers. For more information contact the Library's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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